By Desmond Devnich (Contributer) – Email
We may be small and we may be quiet, but exciting times are taking place on “the other campus” this semester. The perfect blend of fun and charity has been created by Student Life and the Student Union Society (SUS) at Chilliwack Campus Centre in building G. You just have to dig to find the information, or maybe make suggestions for what you would like to see happen at your very own UFV Chilliwack.
Food seems to be the motivating factor on campus. Every Wednesday morning, SUS hosts a delicious breakfast – free for students – complete with scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, coffee or juice, and an English muffin. The weekly meal is prepared at the Trades and Technology Centre by our own skilled culinary arts students.
On Friday, February 11, the UFV library, English, and theatre departments joined forces to present Chilliwack campus’ 3rd annual poetry slam, entitled “Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know.” Event organizer Lisa Morry called the event “a great success,” noting the growing attendance each year. For the second year in a row, Josh Tompke garnered the most applause for first place. Laura Auffray, Josh Frede, Natasha Becker, and Spencer Richard collected second, third, fourth, and fifth place respectively.
Student Life recently celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Wednesday, March 2 at Chilliwack Campus Centre. Students and their families were invited to join us for a slice of cake and a showing of **Horton Hears A Who**. Student Life also held a popcorn sale with proceeds going to Chilliwack Community Learning Society.
Student Life in Chilliwack held two special contests recently. The Reading Break Facebook photo contest was won by Reelax Alhumaidi for 67 ‘likes’ of the photo he submitted. Students were also encouraged to drop by Chilliwack Campus Centre and enter a draw. Michelle Ford won this draw. Student Life was proud to give away a Tim Horton’s gift card to Reelax and a generous coupon book for Cheeki Cherry to Michelle.
Student Life is drafting a team of runners, walkers, and those who like to stop and smell the daffodils for the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life in Chilliwack. This 12-hour event takes place on June 3 and 4, and includes food, games, prizes, live entertainment, and the resounding spirit of celebrating our cancer survivors, remembering those we’ve lost, and fight back against a disease that has terrorized so many. To join, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our lovely librarians will be serving tea and treats on International Women’s Day, Tuesday, March 8, outside of the Chilliwack campus library.
These are just a few of the types of events that have happened and are happening in Chilliwack. We have a lot of potential for spectacular events, on campus and in the community, easily found by a quick perusal through posters and websites to find the dates. Don’t forget “the other campus,” Abbotsford! Students of all campuses, please let us know what you would like to see happen in Chilliwack, and remember, the ‘Wack has tons of fun events worth driving a bit to get to.